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, jim lehrer asked that and i thought they stated their case and mitt romney stated it well where he said he doesn't believe the federal government can do much that is better than the private sector can be left to do or individuals can do and barack obama, you know, he started by saying the major role of government is keeping its people safe. but that is a fundamental disagreement between conservatives and liberals. i think -- i don't know that too many people would have been confused about their answers or would have expected them to say something else but i think it's important that your vote this time around is determined by what role you think government should have. the key difference to remeer is in the last four years with the economic collapse, we live in a world, in a country where 71% of economic decisions are directed by the american, by the voter, by the consumer. when that drops, because of the fact that people don't have money and they don't have jobs, who fills in for it? >> the fed. >> that is what some of the thinking is. the government should play a bigger role in d
to be in a crucial battleground state. we may hear romney criticize the president over last month's killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >> we face a time when there is item u tumult in the middle east and other parts of america and people are asking, where is the president? president obama is in another crucial swing state, ohio. both candidates will profile seizure gats this week. former president clinton teams up with mr. obama at a fundraiser tonight in california. two days later, clinton campaigns for the president in another battleground, nevada. >> mitt is up to the task. he's prepared. >> romney's wife ann goes in front of cameras wednesday morning when she's a special co-host on abc's "good morning, america." but the highlight of the week is this week's vice presidential debate. both are preparing for their own showdown which takes place thursday in danville, kentucky. >> i'm looking forward to it, i really am. the thing about congressman ryan is he's been straightfwoorward to now about all the significant changes he wants to make. we have a fundamentally different view on a whole range
again the debate, but mitt romney, the guy behind needs to have a really good debate. now the president does too. but he can coast, he can have a good debate. mitt romney has to have a great debate. >> candy crowley, state of the union, and we look forward to this week's presidential debate and we look forward to the one you'll be moderating mid-october. >> don't forget you do have a front row seat the upcoming debate between president obama and governor mitt romn. >>> dvr sanjay gupta looking at the health care plan of president obama and mitt romney. >> reporter: since president obama's health care law was enacted 3.1 million penal under the age of 26 are now covered under their parents plan. seniors in particular have benefitted on prescription drugs. >> seniors who fall in the coverage gap known as the doughnut hole will start getting some help. they'll receive $250 to help pay for prescriptions and that will in time fill in the doughnut hole. >> reporter: 5.5 million seasons have saved $4.5 billion prescription drugs since the law was enacted. >> i have strengthened medicare, we ha
where he will be doing prep, and mitt romney will be in colorado another swing state where he will practice with ohio senator, rob porter haorb, who is playin president obama. >>> and so what will they say? american voters will weigh their choice and the first of three presidential debates coming up this wednesday night, and can you watch it with us live at 7:00 eastern on cnn and cnn.com. of course we take politics very seriously here. there is also a funny side. i talked with a comedian ben glieb about debate managing. is that like trying to make sure that each side doesn't step in a land mind kind of thing? >> they are trying to put out fires before they happen, which is not even how fire department's operate. it's amazing however year they expect us to believe this person can take our nation and in a lot of ways a planet into a new day and can lead us through the most difficult times when we are experiencing modern history, and we should believe they are not great in front of a camera. don't expect too much, because they are also a little nervous in front of people. >> hap
and counting until the presidential debate tonight. mitt romney, he is gaining in two swing states. could this be romney's springboard? romney has whittled the president's lead, take a look. he's whittled the president's lead in the two percentage points in virginia. this is according to a poll released today by marist college, the wall street journal and also nbc news. two-point lead for obama, that's down five points last month. keep in mind we're talking virginia, that's 13 electoral votes there. and check it out, similar story for you in florida. 29 electoral votes there. now, a one-point, one-point lead for obama, down from four points in september. we should mention here that poll shows the president still with the seven-point lead in ohio. we can't forget about ohio. but speaking nationwide here, the president's lead, in our cnn poll of polls, you can see it here, stands at 3 percentage points, unchanged. as we noticed today, kind of interesting, the president has gained one point and romney dropped one point. this is the gallup national tracking poll. obama with a six-point lead t
for the next debate. it's a must-win state to capture the white house. jim acosta is traveling with romney for us. >> reporter: fred, mitt romney is wrapping up a three-day campaign sweep through florida. the part was in debate prep and this is in port st. lucie, florida in front of an estimated crowd of 12,000 people. of course, over the last couple of days we heard mitt romney continue this victory lap after what was widely perceived to be a big victory in that first presidential debate. earlier this morning on the sunday talk shows, top obama campaign strategists went after mitt romney accusing him of making false statements. today in port st. lucie he fired about. >> you heard his answers or nonanswers. of course days later we hear his excuses, and next january we'll be watching him leave the wlous for the last time. >> reporter: next romney heads to virginia for a major foreign policy speech at the virginian military institute. after that the gop nominee will campaign in more critical battleground states like ohio and iowa. fred. >> thanks so much, jim. >>> for both presidential campa
. again, it's a critical state not only for the president but for mitt romney, and that's why you see them both spending so much time in the state of ohio. >> all right. dan lothian traveling with the president there on the west coast. sthoonks much. republican mitt romney is spending the weekend in florida where he's talking to crowds and trying to win their support. he spent yesterday preparing for the next debate. it's a must-win state if he wants to capture the white house, and today romney again wednesday on the offense against president obama on health care. >> if he is re-elected, he will install obama care. with it your xwrpremiums will gp an extra $2,500 above what they already are according to the congressional budget office. my plan is that i will finally get control of the excessive costs in health care by repealing and replacing obama care with real reforms. >> romney and obama will debate again just nine days from now, october 16th. you can watch the vice presidential debate right here on cnn this week. joe biden/paul ryan go at it on thursday. the coverage begins at 7:00 eas
states. >> now, the romney campaign has already, you know, argued that these numbers aren't strong enough and that real unemployment number is 11% if you count everybody who is not even looking for work. but the bottom line for the obama campaign is his slogan is forward. and the argument there making is he has been trying to dig the economy out of a massive hole. we were facing this economic collapse and he came into office and he has a long way to go. he needs four more years to make the difference that he's -- that we're starting to make now. and that we just need to believe that his policies do make a difference. he can now point to the data to say, look, they're making that difference. >> so that tells me even though we for so many people, the psychological number, eight, not that we're under the 8% mark in unemployment, do the obama folks think we're not over the hump, economically speaking? >> they concede that and that people are still hurting and what matters to people at home is not some number that the labor department puts out, but their own economic circumstance and whether t
in battleground states but romney will be seizing on a big performance. we begin our coverage with dana bash. >> reporter: out othe gate, it was clear. mitt romney came to play. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he ran four years ago that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down government would work. >> reporter: president obama sounded a familiar alarm. warning of romney's been there, done that, economics. >> the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch that was made in 2001 and 2003. and we ended up with the slowest job growth in 50 years. >> reporter: but whether it was health care, jobs or make, romney stood out for his aggressive style. >> i don't know how the president could come into office facing 23 million people out of work and rising economic and spend his energy and passion two years fighting for obama care. >> reporter: the president made his points in a slower, more laid-back manner, often looking down. sometimes appearing disengaged. it's not that he didn't try to rip apart rom
out of the ten key battleground states. now romney has actually -- he has debated almost 20 times in the primary season. how does he actually change people's impression of him? particularly his likability factor. >> and we've seen that he has a little bit of a deficit, yovrl, when it comes to likability, when it comes to his favorable and unfavorable numbers compared to the president in a lot of these polls. yeah, i think part of -- a little bit of what he is going to try to do is show more of the human face, and we've seen him try to do that on the campaign trail as well. go back to that number, though. you just showed that. that is a brand new poll from abc news and the washington post, suzanne. they asked, simple as this, who is more likely to win the debates. >> with the exception of just a few cases, usually the debates don't usually change the game. we have more than half hour of the country now that is able to vote early. how confident are they that they can actually make any kind of difference? >> that's a great point there. there are ten states as of tomorrow when ohio st
. and here are his words exactly. >> voter i.d., which is going to allow governor romney to win the state of pennsylvania. done. >> wait a second. not done as it turns out. but joe jackson, i want you to comment on the politics of it when you hear a sound bite like that. joe johns, i'm sorry, joe johns. yeah, comment on the politics of it. because that's strident stuff. >> no, i think you're absolutely right. and the question, of course, as the professor has stated, are they actually solving a problem in the law that exists? and as to the issue of in person voting fraud, we're working on a documentary on this. we haven't been able to find much evidence at all of voter fraud. now, that said, ashleigh, there are a lot of people in this country who say if you look at this in a nonpartisan way, there are things about american elections that can be done better. and antiquated procedures, how do you get electronic voting in there so you can count the votes a little bit better? how do you include more americans inside the process? all of those are issues that a lot of people say could be address
of the swing states that will decide the presidential election. well, here is mitt romney, we have heard these words before, sounds as though he's downplaying expectations as they say. take a listen. >> people want to know who is going to win, who is going to score the punches and who is going to make the biggest difference in the arguments they make and there is going to be all the scoring of winning and losing. >> so romney is saying, no, it is not about winning, not about losing, it is about america. but you have a lot of republicans, newt gingrich, for example, saying, hey, mitt romney, get out there, pick a fight, and win it. jim acosta with me now from the romney campaign. the debate, of course, tomorrow night in denver, you, sir, are in littleton, colorado. should we take mitt romney at face value when he says this debate is not about me winning? >> reporter: well, brooke, i think this is all part of the debate expectations game that has been going on for several days now. i think you also sort of heard mitt romney downplay some of the talk that has been going on since the new yor
: the president spends the first part of the week in the battleground state of nevada, looking for debate prep with massachusetts senator john kerry who is playing mitt romney. governor romney will be in colorado, another swing state, where he'll be practicing with ohio senator rob portman who is playing president obama. athena jones, cnn, washington. >>> so what will they say and what will the memorable moment be when president obama and mitt romney will be face-to-face? as american voters weigh their choice the first of three presidential debates, that's coming up this wednesday night. you can watch it here with us, live, at 7:00 eastern, on cnn and on cnn.com. >>> of course we take politics very seriously here. there's also a funny side. and i talked with comedian ben gleeb about debate messaging. let's get right to it. camps on both sides seeming to manage expectations. is that like trying to make sure that each side doesn't step on a land mine kind of thing? good idea? >> yeah. yeah, exactly. trying to put out fires before they happen. which is not even how fire departments operate. but i
right now to hold a rally in just a few hours. mitt romney meantime heading to the swing state of colorado tomorrow, he'll hold a rally there and then concentrate on debate preps. >>> the focus of this first debate will be domestic policy and jim blair will be the moderate for. the presidential debate is the following week, october 11th in kentucky. martha rthe focus foreign and domestic poi si and the final debate will be strictly on foreign policy. bob sheaver of cbs is the moderator at that time. president obama and mitt romney facing off as the american people weigh their choices. watch it live right here on cnn 7 p.m. eastern time and then of course on cnn.com. >>> all right the u.s. supreme court justices celebrated a red mass this morning at st. matthematthew s cathedral in washington. that means they are officially back at work tomorrow. one of the first big issues the court could tackle, voter id laws ahead of the november election, you can also see rulings on gay marriage and affirmative action involving the university of texas. cnn's joe johns looks at how the divisi
challenge not mitt romney? >>> legalizing marijuana, it's not just a pipe dream in the state hosting tomorrow's debate. we'll look at an issue for a coveting voting block. >>> and ikea is apologizing, now saying it regrets deleting images of women from the saudi version of its catalog. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, and thank you so much for being with us, i'm carol costello, we begin with the growing problem for american airlines. imagine being on a plane and having your seat just detached from the floor while you're in the air. it's happened twice in the last few days on two separate american airline planes. >> passenger seats rows 12d, e, and f came loose out of the floor, and we n't want that thing flying around. the seat is loose and can rotate pretty quickly. >> yesterday a flight from new york to miami had to return to jfk after some seats came loose in the cabin. and last week a seat from boston to miami had to make an emergency landing at jfk in new york after three seats detached from the floor during the flight. affiliate reporter ross colombo from wplg joins us on t
tie right now. this state is crucial where are good news for mitt romney who has had some terrible news in the past few weeks. a lot of people have said his campaign has sputtered, but those are two good states. where there is bad news is you head to the midwest to ohio. it shows that right there barack obama has a pretty good lead right now in that battleground state, suzanne. >> i know at the debate tonight it will be focused on domestic issues. when you look at both of these counties here, of course, one the incumbent, the other one who is trying to make the case that his policies would be better than the president's, who has the advantage? >> well, you know, that's a good question because they both say that they have the answers to try to turn the economy around xshgs it really comes down to appealing to we think about 6% of the electorate right now who hasn't decided who they're going to vote for. of that 6% they live in nine states, including the state that i'm standing in right now. the other states that we're really focussing on as we just talked about, virginia, florida, o
hopeful, firing up a friendly crowd in swing state florida this evening. team romney's enjoying something of a post-debate bounce. his campaign announced today contributions jumped more than $12 million since wednesday's obama/romney debate in denver. president obama was celebrating his 20th anniversary tonight with the first lady at the d.c. restaurant. he will campaign in california on sunday. >>> we have new developments on that deadly meningitis outbreak to tell you about. the cdc says the death toll has risen to seven people. 64 people in nine states have contracted meningitis linked to steroid injections into their spines. the plant where the contaminated steroid has made has been voluntarily shut down. >>> there is no let nun syria where the opposition says at least 105 people died in fighting today. this is homs where activists say rebels battled government forces. meantime, turkey's military fired artillery into syria today, retaliating for strikes from syria. leon panetta says the war could become something much worse. >> the fact that there are now exchanges of fire between the
the next several days doing debate prep out there in nevada which is, of course, a key battleground state. he'll be with john kerry who is representing romney in his sessions. we're told romney heads out to colorado tomorrow. he'll be practicing with ohio senator rob portman. portman is playing president obama in these debates and it's all leading up to wednesday's big night. fred? >> thanks very much in washington. don't miss the big debate. you can watch it here live on cnn, 7:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> the chief justices will formally kick off a new term on the agenda, some of the most complicated issues of our day. here now is joe johns. >> reporter: right after the supreme court's health care decision in june, chief justice john roberts joked to colleagues that he would find an island for tr fortress to escape the political heat. here's how ruth bader ginsburg described the scene. >> some people call it will a quarter of a century. >> reporter: there are no signs of it cooling down. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire. they are tackling some of the most
in massachusetts because governor romney did a good thing working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model and as a consequence people are covered there. it hasn't destroyed jobs. >> romney, who ran from his massachusetts health care plan during the gop primaries, now used it to tag to the middle for the general election. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. i like the fact that in 3450i my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> and romney's countless hours of rehearsals clearly produced lines like this. >> mr. president, you're entitled as a president your own airplane and your own house, but not your own facts. >> that was one of the few memorable one-liners of the night. what made the debate stand out was how zinger-free and substantive it was. especially on the candidates contrasting economic plans where are the problem for the president is he left many of romney's claims and charges unanswered, and left many democratic strate
romney. its his second time up and down the critical state. today he pointed to one of the key differences between his and president obama's plans. >> if he is re-elected he will install obama care. and with it your premiums are going up an extra $2,500 above what they already are in your current plan. that's according to the congressional budget office. my plan is i will finally get control of the excessive costs in health care by repealing and replacing obama care with real reforms. >> all right. president obama is spending the entire day in los angeles right now for a private fund-raiser set for later. we are told former president bill clinton will be there. then later a bill concert at the nokia theater. live to los angeles now and the white house correspondent, dan lothian. the nokia theater live in los angeles, what's going on here, entertainment or politics? they are colliding here. two different strategies, romney with arousing crowds in florida and the president taking yesterday off and today keeping it relatively low key 30 days until the big day. what's the agenda in
% of latino vote. romney need at least a quarter to a third of latino vote toeshs competitive in states like colorado where the debate is and that kind of thing. real quickly because i want to get to donna on this issue. what does he need to do to appeal to latino voters? >> i think latino voters need to know more about mitt romney. they know very little. precious little about him. the little they do know they don't like. he has begun to change his tone. ep needs to continue doing latino outreach and doing events, doing interviews, doing media, pouring money and resources into paid media and to outreach efforts. >> donna to that point, romney has actually moved closer to president obama on immigration issues just very recently saying he's not is going to rerocky the visas, deport young illegal immigrants under the new law here. does that present a problem to the president if he moves close center >> look we know mitt romney has a pension for etch-a-sketch. he likes to erase his previous statements and previous support for sb-1070 show me your papers in arizona. he's turned his back on latino
. ♪ refined comfort to get you in a malibu state of mind no matter what state you live in. ♪ . >>> round two for president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney. ten days away now as cnn's political editor paul steinhauser is telling us what the camps are doing to get ready for the next big showdown. >> reporter: with the first presidential debate and september jobs report in the rear view mirror the next big event focus on the running mates. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan face off in thursday in their only debate. the show down will be held in danville, kentucky. and both will spend the days leading up to the debate preparing. president obama out on the campaign trail is showing energy he didn't show at the first presidential debate in denver. >> my opponent is doing a little tap dance. at the debate the other night trying to wiggle out of stuff he's been saying for a year. doing like, it was like a "dancing with the stars". or maybe it was "extreme makeover." debate edition. >> reporter: expect to see a more aggressive debater when they face off aga
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